Take Me Home Huey: Opening Ceremony
Please join Nevada Arts Council board member Ryrie Valdez, in collaboration with the Nevada Museum of Art, to honor our veterans and witness the healing power of art, as we welcome the Take Me Home Huey Project to Reno. Partake in the unveiling of the 47-foot contemporary sculpture made from a re-purposed boneyard Huey helicopter, serial #67-17174, which was shot down with two casualties in 1969 during a Medevac mission in Vietnam.
Artist Steve Maloney partnered with Light Horse Legacy, a non-profit outreach organization supporting veterans with Post-Traumatic Stress (PTS), to create the project dedicated to the 2,709,918 Americans that served in Vietnam and never received a welcome home. It’s a colorful ambassador – literally and figuratively – and a catalyst for conversations for veterans from all conflicts. Take Me Home Huey promotes healing and aims to bring awareness to PTS.For more information visit Take Me Home Huey.
With special guests and live musical performances, we intend it to be an inspiring evening for a community in support of its veterans.
Those attending the Thursday evening screening are invited to stay for a light reception immediately following the ceremony.
PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU MUST REGISTER SEPARATELY FOR THE FILM SCREENINGS. THESE EVENTS HAVE LIMITED SEATING.
All guests should register early, we do expect this event to reach capacity.
Exclusive Sponsorship provided by Clark/Sullivan Construction